"God is love,
and those who abide in love
abide in God,
and God abides in them."
1 John 4.16
Moruya Anglican Parish is situated in the beautiful Eurobodalla Shire on the south coast of NSW. We are a parish with a progressive orientation and a warm and inclusive heart.
We have a concern for social and ecological justice arising from a Christ-centered love of neighbour. We aim to live out the words of Micah to 'love kindness, do justice and walk humbly with God'. Our Sunday services of Holy Communion are traditional in nature yet constitute just a part of our activities.
We are so much more than just a Sunday church!
Go to the "About" page to see the range of activities we offer. See also our "Services" page and "Events" page for other news including a link to our pew sheets. View our prayer page for prayer suggestions.
Our parish office is open Mon – Thurs 9.30-12am.
60 Campbell St, Moruya 2537
P.O Box 58
Phone: 4474 0300
And check out our facebook page!
We extend a warm welcome....
To those who are single, married, divorced, remarried, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or down to their last cent. We extend a special welcome to crying newborns, those feeling their age, and everyone in between. To the super fit and to those who could afford to lose a few kilos. You’re welcome here if you are a local, here for awhile, or just visiting.
We welcome you
If you can sing like Pavarotti or can’t carry a note in the shower. You are welcome here if you are just looking, just woke up or just got out of prison. We don’t mind if you’re more Catholic than the Pope, more Anglican than the Archbishop of Canterbury or haven’t been to church since little Diesel’s Baptism and don’t know what to do. Welcome if you are Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu or belong to any of our other fellow Christian religions.
We extend a special welcome
To those over 60 but not grown up yet and to teenagers growing up too fast. We welcome keep fit mums, football dads, farmers, starving artists, tree huggers, latte sippers, vegetarians, junk food eaters. We welcome those in recovery and those who are still addicted. We welcome you if you were having a hard time or you’re down in the dumps, or if you don’t like organised religion. You’re in good company here!
We offer a welcome to those who think the Earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, can’t hear, can’t walk, or who have come because grandma is visiting and wants to go to church.
Those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down the throat as a kid or got on the wrong bus and thought they were going to the football. We welcome tourists, seekers, doubters, those with more questions than answers.
We welcome you whoever you are, however you are, just as you are, with no hoops to jump through.(#)
# The welcome words above appeared in the parish bulletin of the Carmelite church, Middle Park. It was adapted for use at the Benedictine Abbey at Jamberoo, NSW, where we found it and are now using it also.... thank you to those communities and their welcome.
Roots of Christian Mysticism
Meeting by Zoom
Mysticism is a rich dimension of faith and wisdom. The word mysticism indicates the depth dimension of faith. In simplest terms it is the practice of the Presence of God. Contemplative practice including meditation opens us for encounter with the ground of being - God.
The Roots of Christian Mysticism course traces the history of contemplative wisdom and practice in the church. Each session includes a time of silent meditation.
Wednesdays 10 am
PLEASE CLICK HERE.... for the parish calendar to find out what is happening each week in our hall
To download a church hall booking form please click HERE
And please click HERE to see the clergy roster
For the God Space school curriculum please click on the link that follows:
God Space Curriculum
Liturgical Assistant Jamie Cormie & Linda - we enjoyed some lighter moments at our service on Sunday when Jamie borrowed young Sean's sunnies.
The labyrinth in front of St Johns
The Community Vegie Gardens behind the hall flourishing
All Concerts have been suspended until further notice.
Sunday Morning Prayer at Home
Sunday Morning Prayer at Home
Light a candle, have a bible nearby, some bread and a little wine if you like, and settle into the presence of God’s Love for you.
Recall the faces of fellow parishioners, recover the image of your church in your minds eye, and trust that you are in communion with each other in God.
The Lord be with you:
And with us all.
Prayer of Preparation
To whom all hearts are open,
All desires known,
And from whom no secrets are hidden:
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
By the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
That we may perfectly love you,
And worthily magnify your holy name,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength’. Jesus said: This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: you shall love your neighbour as yourself.
Read the scriptures for the day
Read the reflection sent by Linda
Sit quietly for a few moments
with your own thoughts
Personal prayer for the world, the church, parish, family friends and self.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours
Now and for ever. Amen.
Break of a little bread and eat it. Take sip of wine. Remember Christ’s body and blood broken and shed for you.
May the Lord bless us all at this time and until we meet again may we trust that we held in the palm of God’s hand. Amen.